Christian Counseling Leigh Willhelm PhD LPC and Ashley Jones LPC

Leigh Willhelm
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing for over 20 years.  I have a MS in Counseling from Jacksonville State University and a PhD in Counseling from the University of Alabama. Being an Army wife has given me a broad range of experience as every 2 years I got to find a new job. I have worked in inpatient settings with severe mental illness, with school-based services, in eating disorder clinics, with family service centers, and my most unique job was serving as a social work consultant to the Ministry of Health in the Marshall Islands.  Now that my husband has retired from the military we are happy to have settled down with our two children in the Rocket City.  I opened my private practice in 2016 and have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to work in downtown Huntsville.

My passion is helping people grow and discover the power we possess in our thoughts. I employ a very cognitive approach to therapy and wholly believe that as a man “thinketh in his heart, so is he”. I love therapy not just because it is my occupation but because therapy has been instrumental in my own personal growth.  Maybe because I have always loved a good story, the process of exploring symbolism and finding meaning or a new perspective is like finding buried treasure.  My favorite book growing up was The Boxcar Children. The orphans in the story struggle and scrounge to find things from a dump all while they had a wealthy grandfather out looking for them. This reminds me of God’s heart for us and how we often miss His abundance when we are trying to do things on our own.  After a mission trip I several years ago I was inspired to start a ministry to single moms. With the support of my church, Project Abundant now  provides housing, mentoring, and a place for single moms to start over. Read more at Project Abundant Life.

In my own life God has restored joy and purpose from pain. I am so honored to hold a space for others to find that as well.

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Ashley Jones
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over twelve years of experience in the counseling field. In 2004, I graduated with my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of North Alabama. Upon graduation, I worked for a local non-profit behavioral health organization until joining Rocket City Counselor October 2016. Throughout my career, I have served as a counselor, manager, and director of programs that serve adults, children and the elderly who experience both mental health and substance use disorders. I also currently serve as a psychiatric screener through a local hospital.

I have found much joy in serving all ages of individuals, and have a special passion in working with the aging population and caregivers. Since I was four years old, I knew I was called to serve others, with a particular desire to share hope and joy with the elderly and their caregivers. Utilizing this passion, I became a Certified Dementia Educator through the Dementia Education and Training Act. Those who are aging offer much wisdom to younger generations and supporting them through the challenges of the aging process is one way I value the strength they possess.

In addition to my passion for providing a strengths-based approach to anyone facing difficult life challenges, I find that supporting other counselors working towards licensure to be a unique way to give back to the counseling field. As a Supervising Counselor, I am able to provide supervision to counselors working towards obtaining Licensed Professional Counselor status.

Through counseling others, my goal is to give and share hope. Hope is a major component in having a life of peace. Hope is attainable, even in your darkest moments. Hope heals.

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